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Author Topic: Craig Breedlove and "Spirit of America," 1962 -- rare images and audio  (Read 579 times)
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« on: September 11, 2018, 12:58:58 PM »

Hey guys, I've just uploaded a new video to Youtube on Craig Breedlove and "Spirit of America" in 1962. This one took a lot of work. I made it using never-before-seen photos of Craig's first visit to Bonneville (from a treasure trove of contact prints of film rolls shot by Tom Carroll) combined with never-before-heard audio recorded by writer Jack Olsen at Wendover and on the salt in 1965. Hopefully it creates a you-are-there immersive feel. I hope you like it!
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2018, 01:51:20 PM »

Sam, that is a very well done video. Thank you for creating it and posting it on-line.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2018, 02:19:47 PM »

Ken Burns couldn't have done it any better.  cheers
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2018, 03:54:09 PM »

Thanks, guys! I will post a bunch of these images and more on my land speed website.
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2018, 04:36:19 PM »

Met Craig at SEMA show. He was sitting by his self with his latest 3 wheel jet car. Had a nice conversation and gave me his autograph. I asked him if he was going to be the driver and he answered sure why not
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No trailer ran 135mph at the World of Speed 2011 see you in 2012 in Ohio and back at Bonneville at the world of speed going for the 150club 1979 Firebird T/A White Black Hood. Ck out YOU TUBE. KERRY AT BONNEVILLE. Didn't  make 2012,2013,2014. ECTA in Ohio 2012 trans went out and 2013 fuel problems . Still trans and fuel problems. Finally all looks good. Ready to drive (no trailer) 1500 miles to Bonneville and It's cancelled. NEXT YEAR. SEPT. ECTA RAN 144 MPH. GETTING BETTER
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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2018, 08:21:54 PM »

Sam

Have you sent a link to Lee (Breedlove) Frank? Those shots of here and Nye will make her cry. . . with lost joy.

For that matter, has Cragi seen this? He has to be told to go find stuff on line; he's not a cyber surfer. LOL

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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2018, 11:29:09 PM »

Sam,I bought your book SPEED DUEL and was (am still am) amazed at the amount of research.
I reread it often. GOOD JOB!!!
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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2018, 11:33:15 AM »

Thanks, everyone. The video represents only a fraction of the photos from the Tom Carroll contact prints. All together there are hundreds. I'm starting to make a few new pages to add to my LSR website.

If you liked my previous land speed book "Speed Duel," you may be interested in the sequel of sorts that I have coming out: "Ultimate Speed: The Fast Life and Extreme Cars of Racing Legend Craig Breedlove" (Chicago Review Press, coming Oct. 2, 2018). This is Craig's authorized biography, based on many, many hours of interviews I conducted with him and others. The Tom Carroll contact prints were something I dug up (they're in Bob Davids' possession) during the course of my research.

https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Speed-Extreme-Racing-Breedlove/dp/1641600209
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